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Two babies surrendered at baby boxes in Carmel, northern Indiana

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Posted at 8:05 AM, Apr 07, 2022

CARMEL — Two newborns are safe after they were surrendered at two different Safe Haven Baby Boxes within a week in Indiana.

Officials said a baby boy was placed in a box at Carmel Fire Station 45 on Tuesday and the box worked as promised.

The alarm sounded and alerted firefighters in less than a minute that the infant baby was in the box.

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Officials hold a press conference on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, after two babies were surrendered within a week at two different baby boxes in Carmel. Both babies are safe and now with the Department of Child Services.

Less than a week before, a baby was surrendered in the baby box at Franciscan Health in Hammond in the middle of the night.

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Both babies are healthy and in the protection of the Department of Child Services.

Indiana has the most baby boxes in the country with more than 100.